About Routesmart

The City of Richardson, Texas used RouteSmart to create more efficient routes for their Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC) program and saved significant investments in man-hours and vehicle costs.

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the challenge

The BABIC program for the City of Richardson, Texas was burning needless man hours and gas and putting excessive wear and tear on city vehicles because their BABIC routes were not optimized.  

the solution

The City of Richardson’s Public Services team enlisted RouteSmart to optimize their BABIC routes. Their GIS department worked closely with RouteSmart to build an automated routing system based on RouteSmart’s Macro Language that fed their address database information into RouteSmart. Once these addresses were in the system, RouteSmart could then re-route and automate their BABIC routes.

the result

The City of Richardson has seen definite decreases in the amount of time that drivers are on the road. Cuts in fuel costs, as well as lower maintenance and repair costs due to decreased wear and tear on city vehicles are also benefitting the city. Plus, the drivers welcomed RouteSmart because it provided them with more accurate, efficient routes, and allowed them to focus on other tasks.